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People before profit: Broad civil society alliance calls on European Commission to halt EU-India FTA

Traidcraft, Misereor, WIDE press release | Wednesday, 8 December 2010

People Before Profit:

Broad civil society alliance calls on European Commission to halt EU-India Free Trade Agreement warning against the disastrous impacts on people’s livelihoods

Brussels, Wednesday 8 December 2010 – On the eve of the 11th EU-India summit, a broad civil society alliance called on the European Commission and the Indian Government to immediately halt the ongoing free trade negotiations between India and the EU.

At the summit both parties are expected to give a political mandate at the highest level to work towards a conclusion of the free trade agreement in early 2011.

More than 240 concerned civil society groups signed an open letter, in which they warned that the talks would damage the livelihoods of millions of people in both India and Europe, exacerbating poverty and undermining economic and social development [1].

The proposed agreement would undermine people’s rights to food, to health and to gender just and social development. “The EU persistently puts pressure on India to open up its market to European dairy and meat products, while the EU continues to export these products at prices far below production costs with the help of subsidies”, said Armin Paasch, trade expert of the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development MISEREOR. “Around 90 million people are working in the dairy sector in India, most of them being small scale farmers or herders and 70 percent being women. Their livelihoods would be severely threatened if subsidized EU exports are permitted to flood the Indian market”, said Paasch.

Tightened intellectual property rights (IPR) would limit India’s ability to provide affordable medicines for the treatment of HIV-AIDS, malaria and cancer, not only for Indian patients but worldwide. “It is outrageous for Europe to undermine the Indian drug industry’s capacity to provide affordable and safe medicine to the poor. Despite massive protests the EU continues to insist on data exclusivity and other provisions, which would hinder timely production and delivery of generics”, said Rebecca Varghese Buchholz, trade policy advisor at Traidcraft, UK. “This example illustrates the corporate capture of the negotiation agenda: public health objectives are pushed aside in the interest of pharmacy industry profits.”

Representatives from Indian and European civil society groups claim that the behind-closed-door negotiations must be made more transparent – and be accountable to wider interests in society.

“The EU-India summit is another example of the lack of transparency and undemocratic nature of the negotiations. Neither civil society groups nor Members of the European Parliament are allowed to attend the annual summit of political leaders from either region. At the same time, the 11th EU-India business summit will be held bringing together the European and Indian high level business and political representatives to network and shape a joint agenda.” Explained Ska Keller, Member of the European Parliament, “This is unacceptable; the broad resistance against the FTA shows that people on both sides are no longer willing to leave the decision-making on their future in the hands of the business and political elite.”

The EU-India summit coincides with the official international human rights day. As civil society, we believe that “December 10 presents a timely opportunity to halt free trade talks until coherence of all provisions with human and women rights obligations can be guaranteed”, urged Barbara Specht, advocacy officer of the gender network WIDE “Instead of profit interests the negotiations should be guided by gender and social justice and sustainable development objectives.”


 Armina Paasch, [email protected], Tel: +49-176.22630755; Languages: German, English, French, Spanish
 Barbara Specht, [email protected], Tel: +32-479-55.94.15; Langugages: English, German, Dutch
 Rebecca Varghese Buchholz, [email protected], Tel: +44 7878240418; Languages: English, French, German
 Ska Keller MEP, [email protected], Tel: +49 170 5321 250; Languages: English, German

[1] Last chance to prevent onslaught on people’s rights and livelihoods! Indian and European civil society groups call for an immediate halt to the India-EU trade negotiations.

Last chance to prevent onslaught on people’s rights and livelihoods!

Civil society groups call for an immediate halt to the India-EU trade negotiations

We, signatories to this letter, are deeply concerned that the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the European Union (EU) will fuel poverty, inequality and environmental destruction, and call for an immediate halt to the trade talks.

On 10 December 2010, the EU-India summit will take place in Brussels. It is supposed to give a political push to the negotiations, which are expected to be concluded in early 2011. The time to act is now. So far, negotiators on both sides of the talks have persistently ignored and sidelined analyses and protests by civil society, pointing out the detrimental impacts of the proposed FTA on people’s livelihoods and on the lack of social, ecological or gender- just economic development. Instead, the negotiating agenda generally reflects big business interests and demands.

Research suggests that just about every aspect of the negotiations, including the liberalisation of trade in goods and services, the extension and strict enforcement of intellectual property rights and the liberalisation of government procurement and investment will destroy people’s livelihoods and undermine their rights. The proposed FTA will also erode government policy space that is essential to manage trade and investment in the interest of pro-development, social and gender-just and environmentally sustainable outcomes.

Our key concerns are:

 Extension and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights through provisions that go beyond what is required under World Trade Organisation agreements. TRIPS+ provisions such as data exclusivity, patent extension, and border protection measures would severely affect India’s ability to provide affordable medicines for the treatment of AIDS, malaria and cancer, not only for Indian patients but worldwide; they would contribute to hunger and malnutrition by denying small scale and subsistence farmers’ rights to seeds and sharing of knowledge. This would undermine people’s basic rights to livelihoods, to food and access to healthcare, education and research.

 Increased market access for European businesses would expose farmers, fisherfolk, street vendors and small businesses to crushing competition and lead to massive job and livelihood losses. In addition, tariff reductions would create a major loss of import duty income for the Indian government, with a potentially higher risk of further cuts in social spending including for education, health and food security.

 Further liberalisation of investment would incapacitate governments, removing policy tools that protect and build domestic industries; that foster domestic value-addition and shield vulnerable sectors of society specifically in times of crisis. For example, Indian street vendors and small shop owners would be pushed out of the market if European supermarket giants are allowed to enter the Indian retail sector. Liberalising foreign direct investment in land, fisheries and other natural resources will deprive millions of people of access to the resources they depend on for their livelihoods. Provisions on investor protection and on investor-to-state dispute settlement would grant corporations the right to challenge the Indian government and the EU over any regulatory measures that diminishes their returns.

 Further liberalisation of financial services would have a detrimental effect on lending to socially disadvantaged sectors like small farmers and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and would lead to a dramatic decline in rural credit and services. Financial sector liberalisation would reduce government policy space to respond to financial crises and would further destabilise the financial system.

 Opening government procurement markets would undermine the role and scope of the government to advance equity and social justice by boosting domestic production, supporting SMEs and marginalised regions and groups.

 Seeking reckless access to raw materials, including a ban on export taxes and other export restrictions, would undermine governments’ rights to regulate the use of raw materials and natural resources in favour of their people; it would exacerbate ongoing land displacement struggles and undermine people’s rights for their habitats and produce.

 The lack of transparency, public debate and democratic process surrounding the negotiations and the privileged access granted to business interests must be resolved. Up until now, the trade talks have been conducted behind closed doors, with no negotiating text or position made available to the public. Requests for access to meaningful information by parliamentarians, state governments and civil society in India and the EU have repeatedly been turned down. Instead, business interests have been granted privileged access to policy makers on both sides, allowing them to effectively set the FTA agenda.

Both the EU’s and India’s current corporate-driven, export-oriented trade strategies are fundamentally flawed. These strategies prioritise the interests of global capital and profit maximisation over people’s right and livelihoods.


 The deal must not infringe on the policy space and regulatory capacity of governments to shape economic and social policies that serve the most vulnerable of their people and enable governments to intervene in markets for the public interest.

 The deal must desist from accelerating de-regulation of the kind that would increase market concentration while undermining access to essential services and public goods.

 Negotiators must end the privileged access of big business to trade policy-making in India and the EU.

 Negotiators must ensure transparency, public debate and a democratic process in relation to EU and India trade policy-making. They must release all existing information, including negotiating texts, and conduct broad consultations with the most affected groups in India and Europe such as workers farmers, street vendors, women, dalit, adivasi and people’s organisations, including, cooperatives and trade unions.

 Ensure pro-development alternatives to corporate–driven FTAs that put sustainable livelihoods, food sovereignty, environmental, social and gender justice at the core. Such alternative approaches support sustainable, fair and peaceful relations between the countries and the regions instead of promoting competitiveness and a race-to-the-bottom in terms of working conditions, standards and wages.

Signatories to this letter (as of 8.12.2010):

1. Action Aid, Bangalore, India
2. Action Aid International
3. AEFJN (African Europe Faith and Justice Network), Belgium
4. Adivasi Aikya Vedika, Andhra Pradesh, India
5. AIDS Access Foundation, Thailand
6. Aitec, France
7. Akriti, Ranchi, India
8. All India Drug Action Network, India
9. All Orissa Roadside Vendors Association, Bhuvneshwar, India
10. Alliance for Democratising Agricultural Research in South Asia (ADARSA)
11. Alliance for Food Sovereignty in South Asia (AFSSA), India
12. Alternative Agriculture Network , Thailand
13. Anthra, India
14. AP Coalition in Defence of Diversity (APCIDD), Andhra Pradesh, India
15. Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft, Germany
16. Arunachal Citizens’ rights, Anuracha, India
17. Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
18. Asmita Collective, India
19. Attac Austria
20. Attac Denmark
21. Attac Finland
22. Attac France
23. Attac Germany, working group on world trade and WTO, Germany
24. Attac Liege, Belgium
25. Attac Spain
26. Attac Vlaanderen, Belgium
27. “AUR” – The National Association of Human Resources Specialists, Romania
28. Aware Trust, Tumkur, India
29. Babaylan DK, the Philippine Women’s Network, Denmark
30. Bangladesh Krishok Federation, Bangladesh
31. Banulacht, Ireland
32. Bharatpur Vyapar Mahasangh, Bharatpurhandigarh Vyapar Mandal, Chandigarh, India
33. Berliner Entwicklungspolitischer Ratschlag (BER), Germany
34. Bharatiya Krishak Samaj, India
35. Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal, Delhi, India
36. Biodiversity and Community Right Action Thailand, (Biothai), Thailand
37. BLUE 21 (Berlin Working Group on Environment and Development), Germany
38. Bokaro Jila Dukandar Sangh, Bokaro, India
39. Both ENDS, the Netherlands
40. Campaign for Reform of the World Bank (CRBM), Italy
41. Cancer Patient Network, Thailand
42. Caucasus Development Group, Georgia
43. CECI (Centre for Education, Counseling and Research), Zagreb, Croatia
44. CECOEDECON, Jaipur, India
45. Centre for Peace and Development, Mizoram, India
46. Central America Women’s Network (CAWN), UK
47. Centre for Education and Communication (CEC), India
48. Centre for Health Policy and Innovation, International
49. Centre for Trade and Development (Centad), India
50. Centre National de Coopération au Développement (CNCD), Belgium
51. Chandigarh Vyapar Mandal, Chandigarh
52. Chattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Raipur, India
53. Chennai Hawker Federation, Chennai, India
54. Church Development Service (EED), Germany
55. Colibri e.V., Germany
56. Comhlámh, Dublin, Ireland
57. Comite Oscar Romero de Madrid, Spain
58. Community Media Trust [CMT], Andhra Pradesh, India
59. Consumers’ Guidance Society, Vijayawada, India
60. Corporate Europe Observatory, Brussels, Belgium
61. Corporate Frauds Watch, Vijayawada, India
62. CIVIDEP, Bangalore, India
63. CRTD.A, Lebanon
64. DAWN (Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era)
65. Deccan Development Society (DDS), Pastapur Village, Medak District Andhra Pradesh, India
66. Deep Welfare, New Delhi, India
67. Delhi Hawkers Federation, Delhi, India
68. Delhi Hawkers Welfare Association, Delhi, India
69. Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+), India
70. Delhi Vegetable Oil Traders Association, Delhi, India
71. Delhi Vyapar Mahasangh, New Delhi, India
72. DICE Foundation, Nagaland, India
73. Diverse Women for Diversity, India
74. Drug Study Group, Thailand
75. Drug System Monitoring and Development Program, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
76. Ecological Alert and Recovery, Thailand
77. Ecologistas en Acción, Madrid, Spain
78. Eco Ruralis Association, Romania
79. ECVC (European Coordination Via Campesina)
80. EATGs, international
81. Entally Market Stall Holder Association, Kolkata, India
82. Environmental Study Center, Shivamogga, India
83. EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network
84. EQUATIONS, India
85. Fair, Italy
86. FDI Watch India, New Delhi, India
87. Fédération Artisans du Monde - Fair Trade Network, France
88. Federation of All Orissa Traders Association, Cuttak, India
89. Federation of Associations of Maharashtra, Mumbai, India
90. Federation of Madras Merchants & Manufacturers Association, Chennai, India
91. Federation of Rajasthan Trade and Industry, Jaipur, India
92. Federation of Sadar Bazar Traders Association, Delhi, India
93. Federation of South Bengal Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Burdwan, WB, India
94. Federation of Trader’s Organization (F.T.O.), West Bengal, India
95. FEDINA, Bangalore, India
96. FIAN Austria
97. FIAN Germany
98. FIAN India
99. FIAN Sweden
100. FinnWID, Finland
101. Focus on the Global South, India
102. Food & Water Europe
103. Föreningen Svalorna Indien Bangladesh/The Swallows India Bangladesh, Sweden
104. Forum for Indigenous People and Action (FIPA), Manipur
105. Foundation for AIDS Rights, Thailand
106. Foundation for Consumers, Thailand
107. Foundation for Research in Science technology and Ecology, India
108. Foundation for Social Research and Dynamic Action, New Delhi, India
109. FRAUENSOLIDARITÄT, Vienna, Austria
110. Friends of Kidney-failure Patients Club, Thailand
111. FTA Watch, Thailand
112. GADIP, Sweden
113. Gender For Social-Economic Development, Georgia
114. Germanwatch, Germany
115. Globale Verantwortung; Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Entwicklung und Humanitäre Hilfe, Austria
116. GRAIN (International)
117. Green Foundation, India
118. Haryana Pradesh Hawkers Samiti, Palwal, India
119. Haryana Vyapar Mandal, Rohtak, India
120. Hawker Sangram Committee, Kolkata, India
121. Hazard Centre, New Delhi, India
122. Health Consumer Protection program, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
123. Heinrich Böll Foundation India, New Delhi, India
124. Himachal State Vyapar Mandal, Shimla, India
125. ICRA, Bangalore, India
126. Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), New Delhi, India
127. Initiative for Health & Equity in Society, India
128. INKOTA-Netzwerk, Berlin, Germany
129. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policies (IATP)
130. Intercultural Resources, New Delhi, India
131. International Federation of Hawker and Urban Poor, Kolkata, India
132. International Peoples Health Council (South Asia)
133. International Presentation Association, USA
134. Jamnagar Vyapari Mahamandal, Jamnagar, India
135. Janpahal, Delhi, India
136. Kanpur Udyog Vyapar Mandal, Kanpur, India
137. KARAT Coalition, Poland
138. Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Bangalore, India
139. Kerala Swathantra Matsyathozhilali Federation, India
140. Kelara Vyapari Vyavasiyi Ekopana Samiti, Calicut, India
141. KIDS, Shimoga, India
142. Kirchliche Arbeitsstelle Südliches Afrika (KASA), Germany
143. Khudra Vikreta Mahasangh, Patna, India
144. KULU-Women and Development, Denmark
145. La Via Campesina South Asia
146. Maharashtra Jan Jagran Manch, Nagpur, India
147. Madras Broadway Bustand Small Merchants Association, Chennai, India
148. Malda Merchants Chamber of Commerce, Malda, WB, India
149. Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+), India
150. Mekkala Gorella Pempakadharala Sangham,Medak, India
151. Mhila Brathukuderuvu Sangham, Andhra Pradesh, India
152. Millet Network of India [MINI], India,
153. Minchu Ideas, Bangalore, India
154. MISEREOR, the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation, Germany
155. Mithila Gram Vikas Parishad-MGVP, Bihar, India
156. Monitoring Sustainability of Globalisation (MSN) - Malaysia
157. National Hawker Federation, Kolkata, India
158. National Health Federation of Canada
159. National Justice and Peace Network, UK
160. Navdanya-Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, India
161. NOIDA Market Association, Uttar Pradesh, India
162. North East Dialogue Forum, Manipur, India
163. Northeast Peoples Alliance, India
164. North Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Muzzaffarpur, India
165. Norwegian Trade Campaign, Norway
166. Observatori DESC - Spain
167. ÖBV-Via Campesina Austria
168. One World Action, UK
169. Oxfam Belgium
170. Oxfam UK
171. Pandurang Hegde, Appiko Movement, India
172. Paryavaran Mitra, Ahmedabad, India
173. Paschimi Uttar Pradesh Udyog Vyapar Mandal, Dehradoon, India
174. Pawanputra Rehri-Patri Khomcha Sangh, Delhi, India
175. Peoples First, Delhi, India
176. Philipine Misereor Partnership, Inc, Philippines
177. Philipinenbuero e.V. Im Asienhaus, Germany
178. Plataforma de Solidaridad con Chiapas de Madrid, Spain
179. Plataforma rural / Alianzas por un mundo rural vivo, Spain
180. Poorvanchal Vyapar Mandal, Kolkata,
181. Poorvi Delhi Vyapar Bachao Morcha, Delhi, India
182. PowerShift, Berlin, Germany
183. Public Interest Research Centre, New Delhi, India
184. Punjab Pradesh Vyapar Mandal, Amritsar, India
185. PWESCR (Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), New Delhi, India
186. Ranchi Footpath Dookandaar Sangh, Ranchi, India
187. Raniganj Chamber of Commerce, Raniganj, WB, India
188. Rashtriya Vyapar Mandal, Lucknow, India
189. Redi Patri Mahasangh, Gaya, India
190. Rural People’s Welfare Organization (RPWO-NGO) Tamilnadu, India
191. Sahar, Delhi, India
192. Shanti Ranjan Behera, Lively Democracy, Kolkata, India
193. Shardhanand Oil Traders Association, Delhi, India
194. Shetkari Sanghata, Maharashtra, India
195. Siddhant, West Singhbhum, India
196. Social Pharmacy Research Unit, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
197. Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland
198. Southern Action on Genetic Engineering [SAGE], Hyderabad, India
200. Swathi Mahila Samsthe, Nanjangudu, India
201. Tamilnadu Vanigar Sangankalin Peravai, Chennai, India
202. Terra Nuova, Italy
203. Timarpur Shopkeepers Association, Delhi, India
204. Thai Holistic Health Foundation, Thailand
205. Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Thailand
206. Thai NGO Coalition on AIDS, Thailand
207. Terre des Hommes Deutschland e.V, Germany
208. The Andhra Pradesh Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Trade, Secunderabad, India
209. The Rural Pharmacist Foundation, Thailand
210. The Rural Doctor Foundation, Thailand
211. The Swallows, Denmark
212. The West Godavri Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Eluru, AP, India
213. Third World Network
214. Tiye International, the Netherlands
215. Tractors & Agricultural Parts Merchants Welfare Association, New Delhi, India
216. Traders Federation of Kolkata Municipal Market, Kolkata, India
217. Trade Justice Movement, UK
218. Traidcraft Exchange UK
219. Transnational Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
220. Udaan Trust, Mumbai, India
221. Udyog Vyapar Mandal, Gaziabad, India
222. UNI, Bangalore, India
223. Unión Universal Desarrollo Solidario, Spain
224. United NGOs Mission Manipur, India
225. Uttar Pradesh Udyog Vyapar Pratinidhi Mandal, Lucknow, India
226. Vegetables & Fruits Wholesale Merchants Association, Bangalore, India
227. Vidarbha Hawkers Welfare Association, Nagpur, India
228. VIP Market Association, Kolkata, India
229. War on Want, London , UK
230. WEED, Berlin, Germany
231. Weltladen-Dachverband, Germany
232. West Dinajpur Chamber of Commerce, Dinajpur, WB, India
233. WIDE Austria, Vienna Austria
234. WIDE Network, Brussels, Belgium
235. Women Action For Development, Manipur, India
236. Working Group on Trade - Forum Environment & Development, Germany
237. World Development Movement, London, UK
238. Xarxa de Consum Solidari, Barcelona, Spain
239. X minus Y Solidarity Fund, the Netherlands
240. Yakshi, Andhra Pradesh, India
241. 11.11.11- Coalition of the Flemish North-South Movement, Belgium

Individual endorsements:

1. Achim Vanaih, TNI India
2. Ajitha George OMON Mahila Sangathan
3. Anna Cavazzini, Germany
4. Anna Ockkina, IGSO, Russia
5. Anna Ridehalgh, Southampton, UK
6. Annie Raja, NFIW, India
7. Aruna Rodrigues, Sunray Harvesters, India
8. Ashim Roy, General Secretary, New Trade Union Initiative, India
9. Ashok Bharti, National Confederation of Dalit Organisations, India
10. Astrid Escrig, Spain
11. Belinda Funmaner CCCP, Philippines
12. Bonnie Setiawan, Resistance and Alternatives to Globalisation (RAG), Indonesia
13. Boris Kagorlitsky, IGSO, Russia
14. Brita Neuhold, Vienna, Austria
15. Carlos Ruiz, ATTAC Spain
16. Charles Hector, NAMM, Malaysia
17. Cecilia Olivet, TNI, The Netherlands
18. Christa Wichterich (Dr.), University of Vienna
19. Dang Linh Tran, Vietnam Times, Vietnam
20. Dayaamani Barla, AMARM, India
21. David Preed, BABC
22. Diego Cardona - Brazil
23. Dorothea Haerlin, ATTAC Germany
24. Emma Thanme, health workers
25. Eva Lachkovics, member of the City Council of Vienna, Austria
26. Éva Dessewffy, Vienna, Austria
27. Fachru Noqrian, Institute for global Justice
28. Franziska Keller, Member of the European Parliament from the Alliance ’90/The Greens
29. Frederik Landshöft, assistant to the Green party, German Parliament, Germany
30. Gerard Karlshausen, CNCD/11.11.11.
31. Greet Goverde, Platform ABC, The Netherlands
32. Gunasegaran Kandaswamy, Hindu Youth organisation, Malaysia
33. Hassania Chalbi-Drissi, IGTN-Afrique, Forum Mondial des Alternatives (Afrique du Nord)
34. Hiruthayaraj, Kumar, Muthu, Mahadevi- NGO. Tamilnadu- India.
35. H. Mahadeven, Deputy General Secretary, World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), Asia Pacific Region, New Delhi, India
36. Ho Thuy Linh, Vietnam
37. Huynh cong, Consultant on development
38. Indira Rani, Action Aid India
39. Induk Lee, FKTU, Korea
40. Ingrid Bischofs, Cologne
41. Jai Chandiram, IAWRT (International Association of Women in Radio and Television), Indian Chapter, New Delhi
42. James Pochury, Action Aid, India
43. Jayce Naar, ACP Civil Society Forum
44. Jayati Ghosh, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, JNU, New Delhi, India
45. Jaybee Garganera, ATM, Philippines
46. Jean Grossholtz, Emeritus Professor of Women’s Studies and Politics, Mount Holyoke College
47. Jeff Alderson, Oxford, UK
48. Joe Higgins, Socialist Party MEP for Dublin and member of the GUE/NGL group, member of INTA and on the delegation for relations with South Asia
49. John Blair-Fish, UK
50. Joshua Mata, Allinace of progressive Labour, Philippines
51. Juergen Kraemer, Orientalismus.Info, Germany
52. Kalyani Menon-Sen, independent researcher and feminist activist, India
53. Kanchi Kohli, New Delhi, India
54. Kannikar Kijtinatchakul, FTA watch, Thailand
55. Letchumanan Aseerpatham, Socialist party of Malaysia
56. Lilly Rose, Therese, Clara, Thilagan, Chibu Hasthampatti. Salem. Tamilnadu. India.
57. Manisha Choudhury, India
58. Morgane Retiere, France
59. Magline, National Coastal Women’s Movement, India
60. Manisha Choudhury, India
61. Mariano Gonzalez, Ecologistas en Accion, Spain
62. Marioe Maderazo
63. Marzema Kisielewswa, EESC
64. Melissa Wilson, TNI
65. Mira Shiva (Dr.), India
66. Nisha, Gurgaon, India
67. Norbert Müller, Scchwaebisch Gmuend, Germany
68. Pauilna Novo, TNI,
69. Paul-Emile Dupret, Belgium
70. Philip Kujur Coordinator BIRSA MMC
71. Pete Pinlac, Chairperson Kilusan para sa Pambansang Demokrasya, Philippines
72. Peter Waterman (Dr); Institute of Social Studies (Retired); The Hague; The Netherlands
73. Pham Hai Nam, Vietnam
74. P.K. Murthy, WFA/FMA, India
75. Prabir Purkayastha, All India Peoples Science Network, India
76. Prajeena Karmacharya, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague; The Netherlands
77. Rahul Goswami, agriculture systems researcher, associate at Centre for Communication and Development Studies, India
78. Rajasekar, Ezhumalai, Abirami, Aravind, Praveen, Pradeep, Chengam- Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu.
79. Renate Siart, Erzhausen, Germany
80. Renato B. Magtubo, National Chairperson PM, Philippines
81. Ritu Dewan (Dr), Professor, Centre for Women’s Studies/Gender Economics, Mumbai, India
82. Ryu Mikyung, KCTU, South Korea
83. Salome Yesudas, India
84. Sisaliao Svengsuksa, Laos
85. Song Sokheng, community peace building network, Cambodia
86. Spencer J. Pack, Professor of Economics; Connecticut College
87. Subodh Raj Pyakhel, INSEC, Nepal
88. Surender Tirkey Gen Sec JMACC
89. Tianle Chang, IATP, China
90. Thi Chung Than, CSEED, Vietnam
91. Thilo Hoppe, MdB (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) - Sprecher für Welternährung
92. Thomas Lines, independent consultant, Brighton , UK
93. Thorsten Schulz, FDCL e.V., Berlin, Germany
94. Tony Salvador, Ideals, Philipines
95. Ute Koczy, MdB (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) - Sprecherin für Entwicklungspolitik
96. Uwe Hoering, journalist, Germany
97. Uwe Kekeritz, MdB (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) - Sprecher für Gesundheit in Entwicklungsländern
98. Vandana Shiva (Dr.), India
99. Varsha Rajan, Focus on the Global South, India
100. Wim Vandevelde, Chair European Community Advisory Board (ECAB), Brussels Belgium
101. Xavier Dias Editor Khan Kaneej aur ADHIKAR
102. Zhang Tan, Lin Xiyao, Beijing NGO, China